Bike Snob Gets Bent!

Last week I took Grant Petersen owner of Rivendale Bicycles and author of a great new cycling book “Just Ride” out for a ride through Manhattan streets up to Central Park. Little did I know he had a date with the Snob himself. He asked if he could borrow one of my bents ,so off he went to meet the Snob on a Rans Tailwind Recumbent..check out the blogs!

Bike Snob Gets Bent?


Is it real or Photoshop?





The Bike Snob Blog…




Human Powered Humans of New York

From “Humans of New York” Facebook Page!

I was walking across the Brooklyn Bridge when I noticed this missile coming toward me at a very high speed. In the hope of providing my Facebook Group with a fleeting moment of aesthetic pleasure, I disregarded all concern for my life and planted myself directly in the missile’s path. Luckily the missile veered away at the last moment. As it passed, the rider shouted these words: “COO COO! CAH CAH! WOO HOO!” — with what is this??

Human Powered Machines!

Jan asked that I post this for him.I bought one of his bikes years ago when I was a in the Bike Messenger/Trucking Biz. Moving trucks around NYC was just a nightmare so I gave the Long Haul Cargo a try and never looked back!

If you want to learn the skill of building these amazing machines here’s your chance!

One Bike Limit ???

Wow Gateway Plaza announced a one bicycle Per tenant….or  Two per couple limit!

With NYC doing everything it can to promote cycling in every way possible this seems kind of absurd. Just  another fight   to be car free in NYC! I have many different bikes all for different purposes Road,Cargo,City Cruiser,Child carrier, Tandem ,Trail a bike, My wife has two bikes, my son has two bikes whats the big deal, we use them all!

I have to wonder why it seems such a problem for so many.Yea there are lots of  abandon bikes all over the place so get rid of em and make room for people that ride on a daily basis! I’ve made several attempts to take over the racks and make them more usable and orderly with no response from management!

New York is a great cycling city and all but as cycling becomes more and more popular the opposition seems to get stronger and stronger!

Riding a bicycle use to be so simple!

BTW..The mess of Black Cars parked all day long all over the place – doing nothing  but waiting ,don’t seem to bother anybody!

Why are bicycles so threatening!


Hypercycling in Manhattan

Spotted this old old model Hypercycle locked up on 9th ave and 25th Street.As I was taking the photo the owner came out. We chated for a bit and he told me that recumbent’s are much safer in NYC traffic!

Great looking Recumbent Smirk!











I already knew that!




Good Idea!

I always have lots of good ideas that I usually see in the real world at some point. Here’s one that found me at Manhattan Mini Storage on Vandam Street in NYC.

I’ve starred wheelchairs up and down many times wondering if I could use one to make a cargo trailer after all they carry like 250lbs around no problem and fold in a flash.

Well a Soho artist showed up with his home made ,custom wheelchair trailer right in the elevator with me, of course I thought this was magnificent!

Only got one photo ,but he showed me pages and pages of sketches of trailers.I gave him my card , hope he contacts me!

Now this is Re-Cycling….if you look closely you can see the arm rests on the left!

The Ride to Martha’s

JUNE 19th 2012

The Ride to Marthas Vineyard…..with me!

Getting cash New Bedford Ma.






















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Christmas Gridlock Fun

Christmas Traffic was so tight in NYC today, I thought Id cheer up some of the drivers…..

By the way it was about 60 degree's!

Going nowhere - stuck in time!

This guy had his window rolled down,as soon as I took out my camera he got a little nervous



















Where’s all the Hanukkah Traffic?

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